NSF Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants 2015

Submitted 16 December 2014 by Rebecca J. Ferrell

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The Biological Anthropology and Archaeology Programs are pleased to announce the continuation in 2015 of the Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants (IPG) competition. Prior competitions were held in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, contingent on availability of funds, the Programs plan to make a single award for a maximum total cost of $1,000,000 to support a multi-year project of up to five years in duration. Proposals are due April 2, 2015. See program announcement for additional details.

NSF Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR)

Submitted 9 December 2014 by Rebecca J. Ferrell

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As part of NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct such databases and/or relevant analytic techniques and produce a finished product that will enable new types of data-intensive research. The databases or techniques should have significant impacts, either across multiple fields or within broad disciplinary areas, by enabling new types of data-intensive ...

AAPA COD Women's Initiative awarded Elsevier New Scholars grant

Submitted 4 December 2014 by Robin Bernstein

The AAPA’s Committee on Diversity (COD) has made increasing diversity within physical anthropology a priority. We are pleased to announce that the COD Women’s Initiative Co-chairs Robin Bernstein (University of Colorado, Boulder) and Andrea Taylor (Duke University) have received a grant through the Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Program to create a self-sustaining infrastructure administered by the AAPA to improve the environment for all women physical anthropologists. This two-year grant will support career development initiatives including domestic and international career development workshops, and the creation of sustainable toolkits and webinars that can be easily accessed and widely shared in ...

Forensic Anthropology and Disaster Management

Submitted 14 November 2014 by Henk Leijenhorst, NFI Academy

This course focuses on forensic anthropology and disaster management, and combines theoretical background with elaborate practical training.

Standard forensic anthropological procedures will be discussed, as well as new developments in the respective fields. The goal of this course is to provide both practicing beginner and experienced medico-legal experts insight and training in the field of forensic anthropology.

Organizing committee: B. Kubat PhD MD; R. Gerretsen MSc MD and M. van Wijk MSc.

Target group: Practicing medico-legal experts (beginners and experts) Duration: Three successive days Number of participants: 30-40 Course location and dates: NFI Field Lab, The Hague; 15-17 april 2015 ...

Committee on Diversity Women’s Initiative Early-Career Women’s Professional Development Workshops

Submitted 13 November 2014 by Committee on Diversity Women's Initiative

Announcing the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Committee on Diversity Women’s Initiative Early-Career Women’s Professional Development Workshops Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Saint Louis, MO

Morning session: 8:00am -12:00pm OR Afternoon session: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Luncheon open to all participants: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This half-day workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by early career women physical anthropologists and offer practical tools and resources to help women scholars in the early stages of their careers strategically navigate their paths forward. As part of this workshop, participants will hear from colleagues who will present ...

Richard Bribiescas Deputy Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

Submitted 10 November 2014 by Karen Rosenberg

Richard Bribiescas

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Richard Bribiescas, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Anthropology Department, will assume the position of Deputy Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.  The new position will formally start on January 1, 2015, but Rick will begin to advise me on these matters immediately. The responsibility for faculty diversity and development has historically been part of a larger portfolio of one of the deputy provosts, and I wanted now to devote a deputy provost position fully to these important issues.

Rick has been part of the faculty at Yale since 1998.  He ...

Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, UWM's anthropological journal, is now accepting papers for our seventh volume, to be published in the Spring.

Submitted 6 November 2014 by Lindsey Jo Helms Thorson

Dear Anthropology Students,

Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee’s anthropological journal, is now accepting submissions for our seventh volume, to be published in the spring. The preliminary deadline for early editorial feedback is December 1, 2014. The final deadline is January 15, 2015.

If you have been working on original anthropological research and are interested in gaining experience in publishing a paper, Field Notes is an ideal opportunity to receive serious peer review and to publish in a journal recognized by the Library of Congress. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines, but all ...

Information about new anthopological field schools 2015

Submitted 5 November 2014 by THE SANISERA ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE for International Field Schools

Our commitment is to promote Archaeology in its different aspects of research, training, and conservation, with a basic and clear purpose: to involve anyone from around the world who wishes to gain access to this scientific field. Sanisera is an international archaeological organization whose main aim is that of promoting and developing research , so that our current and future generations can be enriched by culture and education in this field.

We are not only in Spain, but we also have courses in Greece, Portugal, France, UK, Croatia, Turkey and Italy. We offer students more than 25 courses that can enrich ...

Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School

Submitted 3 November 2014 by Ann Margvelashvili

Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School (DPFS) is a four-week field course in paleoanthropology at the site of Dmanisi, Georgia, offered annually by Georgian National Museum and University of Zurich. DPFS is a combination of theoretical course work and practical training. By the end of the course students will choose a research project and prepare final presentations. The Field School is open to young scientists, archaeology and anthropology students. The school is held at the Dmanisi Paleolithic site (village of Patara Dmanisi, 80 km from Tbilisi, Dmanisi Region, East Georgia) and students are accommodated in the camp near the archaeological site.

2015 ...

Gentry Steele: February 8, 1941 – October 27, 2014

Submitted 2 November 2014 by Karen Rosenberg

D. Gentry Steele, 73, of College Station, Texas, passed peacefully from this life October 27, 2014. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from Noon until 2 PM with remarks of celebration beginning at 12:30 PM at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History located in the Brazos Center at 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, TX 77802.

Broken links removed from our list of graduate programs

Submitted 21 October 2014 by Ed Hagen

We have a page of links to graduate programs in physical/biological anthropology:


If a link breaks, it is removed from this page. Consequently, many program links have been removed.

To add or restore your program to this page, select the "Submit graduate program" item from the menu at the top, and fill in the form.

Paleoanthropology Field School at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Submitted 13 October 2014 by Charles Egeland

Dig in Tanzania

Paleoanthropology field school at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania June 13-July 13, 2015


The International Programs Center and the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are pleased to announce the 2015 Olduvai Gorge Paleoanthropology Field School. This program will provide young scholars with an exceptional study abroad experience at one of the world’s premier paleoanthropological sites: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The site was made famous by the excavations of Mary and Louis Leakey and is home to dozens of the most well-preserved early archaeological sites in the world. Students will have ...

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2015 - 9th World Congress

Submitted 30 September 2014 by Pablo Nepomnaschy

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Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2015 - 9th World Congress

On behalf of the DOHaD 2015 Organising Committee and the host institutions - MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, and the MRC/UCT Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit at the University of Cape Town - I invite you to attend the 9th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

This will be the first World Congress on DOHaD to be hosted in Africa. The Congress will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa ...


Submitted 23 September 2014 by Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno

Morphometrics in R

Transmitting Science offers a new course, "GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS IN R ".

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. JULIEN CLAUDE ((Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier, France).

DATES: January 26-30, 2015; 35 hourse on-site. End early registration: October 31.

PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).

Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica.

More information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/gm-in-r/ or writing to [email protected]

Concepts in geometric morphometrics will be taught using a series of original data sets and ...

International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Meeting (March 19-21, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona)

Submitted 21 September 2014 by Charles Nunn

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The Foundation for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health (EMPH) is expanding its mission to sponsor a new Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health.

The inaugural meeting for the Society will be March 19-21, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona, in collaboration with the Arizona State University Center for Evolution and Medicine (https://sites.google.com/a/asu.edu/cemph/).

Plenary speakers will include: • Harvey Fineberg, Institute of Medicine • Stephen Stearns, Yale University • Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, UCLA • Sir Peter Gluckman, University of Auckland • Ann Demogines (Omenn Award Winner), BioFire Diagnostics • Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale University

Full information is available at http://EvMedMeeting.org, including ...

Pollitzer Student Travel Awards 2015

Submitted 20 September 2014 by Anthony Di Fiore

Deadline: December 1, 2014 (new!)

The Pollitzer Student Travel Awards are designed to help students defray the costs of attending the AAPA meetings. They are named in honor of William S. Pollitzer, a Human Biologist who taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was a Darwin Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and past president of the AAPA.

Qualifications: This award is open to all AAPA members in good standing (undergraduate and graduate) who are students and attending the annual meeting. You do NOT have to present a paper or poster to compete or receive an award. In order to be ...

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open!

Submitted 18 September 2014 by Ed Hagen

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NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION (NSF 14-590)

GRFP is also ...

CARTA Symposium: Domestication and Human Evolution

Submitted 16 September 2014 by Ingrid Benirschke-Perkins

Join the live webcast! "Domestication and Human Evolution" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, October 10th (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time), co-chaired by Robert Kluender (UC San Diego) and Terrence Deacon (UC Berkeley).

The domestication of other species has played an undeniably central role in the evolution of modern humans, and in our planetary dominance and success. In view of this fact, researchers have over the years investigated the genetic underpinnings and the anatomical, neural, physiological and behavioral consequences ...

Call for Applications: Resident Scholar Fellowships at SAR

Submitted 12 September 2014 by Karen Rosenberg

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The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM invites applications for its 2015–16 Resident Scholar Fellowships.

SAR awards fellowships each year to scholars who have completed their research and analysis and who need time to think and write about topics important to the understanding of humankind. Resident scholars may approach their research from anthropology or from related fields such as history, sociology, art, and philosophy. 

Competitive proposals have a strong empirical dimension, meaning that they address the facts of human life on the ground. They also situate the proposed research within a specific cultural or historical context ...

Two NSF Funding Opportunities

Submitted 27 August 2014 by Ed Hagen

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The purpose of this funding mechanism is to support interdisciplinary, potentially transformative projects

Please note the recent Dear Colleague Letter for the Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to support interdisciplinary, potentially transformative projects (up to 5 years, $1 million) that cannot be accommodated by other NSF funding mechanisms and would be funded by at least two intellectually distinct NSF divisions or disciplinary programs.  Proposals must be approved by at least two NSF Program Officers prior to submission.

Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose ...

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